Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP announced the election of thirteen new partners effective January 1, 2017. Managing Partner John B. Quinn said: “We are very pleased that we were able to elect thirteen outstanding new partners. It is a diverse group, including five women. Most of them have been with us since they graduated from law school.”
The newly elected partners are as follows:
Julia Beskin is based in the firm’s New York office. Her practice is complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on cases involving securities, structured financial products, M&A, corporate governance, and banking. She also has extensive experience representing clients in regulatory investigations. Julia received a B.A. with high distinction in Political Science and History from the University of Toronto, and a J.D. with honors from the University of Toronto.
David M. Cooper is based in the firm’s New York office. He is a member of the firm’s appellate practice and focuses on brief-writing and oral argument in complex commercial litigation. He received a B.A. in economics, cum laude, from Harvard College and a J.D. from Stanford University, where he graduated first in his class. David clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Laura Fairneny is based in the firm’s New York office. She does patent litigation related to pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and biotechnology. Laura received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served on the Editorial Board of the Virginia Law Review. She also received a B.A. with high distinction in both Biology and Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia and clerked for the Honorable Legrome D. Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Keith Forst is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Keith is a trial lawyer that represents clients across a wide range of complex commercial matters, including intellectual property, energy and class action litigation, and international arbitration. Keith received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude, from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Andrew M. Holmes is based in the firm's San Francisco office. He does technology-based litigation with an emphasis on patent, copyright, and other intellectual property disputes, including proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Drew graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in molecular and cell biology, and received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was Senior Production Editor of the Hastings Law Journal.
Khaled Khatoun is based in the firm’s London office. He does complex, high value commercial litigation and arbitration, often with a significant cross-border element. He received an M.A. (first class honours) from Edinburgh University, where he graduated top of his year, and a distinction from BPP Law School.
Valerie A. Lozano is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She is a trial lawyer focused on complex business litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property disputes. Valerie has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts throughout the country. She holds a B.B.A. in finance, with honors, and a J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas.
Brian E. Mack is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. He does technology-based litigation with an emphasis on patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property disputes. Brian received a B.A. in computer science and physics from Hamilton College, a M.S. in electrical engineering from Columbia University, and a J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University, where he was Editor of the Fordham Law Review.
Rachael L.B. McCracken is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Rachael does complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on securities and antitrust disputes and trial practice. She graduated with a B.A., summa cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa from Amherst College and received a law degree from New York University, where she was in the Order of the Barristers and an Ostrow Scholarship Recipient.
Sami H. Rashid is based in the firm’s New York office. Sami has extensive experience representing both corporate plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust and other complex commercial litigation, including class actions. Sami received a B.A. in Government from Cornell University, an M.A. in Chinese Studies, with distinction, from the University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies), and a J.D, cum laude, from New York University School of Law.
Matthew R. Scheck is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He does complex corporate bankruptcies, bankruptcy-related litigation, and commercial litigation. Matthew received a B.A. in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law, where he was Note Development Editor of the Boston University Law Review. Prior to joining the firm, Matthew clerked for Judge Robert D. Drain of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Ellyde R. Thompson is based in the firm’s New York office. She has extensive experience litigating disputes relating to the energy sector, copyright and trademark law, commercial matters, and constitutional law. Ellyde practices regularly in federal and state appellate courts. She received a B.S. in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Ellyde graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University School of Law and clerked for the Honorable Betty Binns Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Lance Yang is based in the firm's Los Angeles office. He specializes in technology-based litigation with an emphasis on patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property disputes. Before attending the University of Pennsylvania Law School, he spent five years as an engineer and received a Masters Degree from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering. He also holds an LL.M. from Tsinghua University and is admitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.